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Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America's Schools
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Westview Pr
Publication date August 1, 1996
Pages 223
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813324784
ISBN-10 0813324785
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $20.00
§As reported by publisher
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Explores the growing influence of corporations in public education and explains the negative consequences of marketing programs targeted at an audience of 5-18-year-old public school children
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The commercialization of public education is upon us. With much fanfare and plenty of controversy, plans to cash in on our public schools are popping up all over the country. Educator and social commentator Alex Molnar has written the first book to both document the commercial invasion of public education and explain its alarming consequences.Imagine that your son is given a "Gushers" fruit snack, told to burst it between his teeth, and asked by his teacher to compare the sensation to a geothermic eruption (compliments of General Mills). Imagine your daughter being taught a lesson about self-esteem by being asked to think about "good hair days" and "bad hair days" (compliments of Revlon.) Imagine that to cap off a day of "world class" learning, your child's teacher shows a videotape that explains that the Valdez oil spill wasn't so bad after all (compliments of Exxon).Giving Kids the Business explains why hot-button proposals like Channel One, an advertising-riddled television program for schools; for-profit public schools run by companies such as the Edison Project and Education Alternatives, Inc.; taxpayer-financed vouchers for private schools; and the relentless interference of corporations in the school curriculum spell trouble for America's future. Anyone curious about how schools are being turned into marketing vehicles, how education is being recast as a commercial transaction, and how children are being cultivated as a cash crop will want to read Giving Kids the Business.


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from Westview Pr (August 1, 1996); titled "Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America's Schools"
9780813324784 | details & prices | 223 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $20.00
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from Westview Pr (August 21, 2001); titled "Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America's Schools"
9780813391397 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $45.00
from Westview Pr (September 1, 1997); titled "Giving Kids the Business: The Commercialization of America's Schools"
9780813324791 | details & prices | List price $16.50

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